Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Truck And House Fire...

I am trying to switch things up a little for those that are not big birders and to give me something else to post. Besides the fatal accident in Shippensburg earlier in the month I went to two other incidents with the camera to record some photos. The first two photographs were taken March 1, 2010, New Kingston and Carlisle Fire and Rescue were dispatched to a tractor trailer fire on the Pa. turnpike in Silver Spring Township. Additional information was the truck was carrying trash. After hearing the units and realizing they actually had a fire I decided to go take photographs. There is three bridges in my area that go over the turnpike and several roads that run along side it. I set out for the first bridge, arriving there I could see heavy smoke but realized I was not close to the incident. Yes I drove until I reached the last of the three bridges, that being the one that put me close to the scene and by then the fire was knocked down.

This past Sunday morning after getting home from work Linda and I decided to go out fro breakfast. After filing my belly with non healthy food and getting back in my pick-up we heard people talking on the radio in breathing apparatus. For those of you not in the fire service that was the first indicator of a fire, the second one was the designation of the person talking and the designation of the one receiving the message. Both indicated the fire was in Hampden Township and we just happened to be in the area. Not knowing the location we followed to some degree the traffic unit that drove past us. Arriving about 25 to 30 minutes after the initial rigs yielded little in photographs but I shot a few any ways and took the time to speak to a few friends that were working the fire. The incident was at 5038 Erbs Bridge Road, the fire gutted a kitchen with some extension into other parts of the house. The family escaped but numerous pets perished in the blaze. Fire apparatus from Hampden, U.S. Navy, Silver Springs, New Kingston, Lower Allen, the Citizens and Washington of Mechaniocsburg, New Cumberland Army Base, West Shore Bureau of Fire, Creekside in Enola and Paxtang fire companies along with numerous EMS and Fire Police units operated at the Sunday morning incident.

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Sparky said...

Do we need to get you a runbook for the area showing bridges and mile post on the turnpike? Great Shoots

Woody said...

I would have done the same thing Brad. Kept driving till I found it! Great job with the photos